Today must be Shanghai day!
Tracing the Tribe has covered gravestones, a film and now a Jewish walking tour of the city.
Take a look at this interesting city tour, covering seven Jewish-relevant sites, complete with a nice map.
For more, contact guide Patrick Cranley from Historic Shanghai.
The sites detailed, with photos, include:
-- An estate built in 1925 by a British Jewish trader, Ray Joseph.
-- The building where author Rena Krasno (1923-2009) lived with her parents, who came to Shanghai from Russia in the early 1920s. Her father was editor of "Our Life," a tri-lingual Jewish magazine; her uncle Gabriel Rabinowitz designed Ohel Moshe synagogue (now a museum commemorating Shanghai’s Jewish refugees).
-- The villa home to one of the most prominent Sephardic families, the Ezras, who owned several properties including the Astor House Hotel.
-- A luxurious apartment building (1936) built by and named for Ray and Hannah Joseph.
-- The Shanghai Conservatory of Music was the former Shanghai Jewish Club. Behind it is a German-style villa under renovation. It was the old clubhouse for a Zionist youth group, Betar.
-- In back of the Fudan University Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital is the original B'nai Brith Polyclinic building (1934), know in the 1940s as the Shanghai Jewish Hospital.
-- The Ezra family built (1934) an upscale residential community in Xinkang Huayuan.
See the complete article at the link above and see the photos.